Sunderland Vs. Arsenal, 2012 Premier League: Gunners Earn Huge Win

Arsenal gave their Champions League hopes a huge boost by coming from behind to beat an in-form Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Despite controlling the match, Arsene Wenger's side found themselves down when the Black Cats pounced on Per Mertesacker going down with an injury while in possession, allowing James McClean to slot past Wojciech Szczesny from a tight angle to give the hosts the lead with 70 minutes played.

Arsenal would recover, however. Five minutes later, substitute Aaron Ramsey leveled from outside the box after Mikel Arteta had a shot blocked, and then Wenger's trump card - also known as Thierry Henry - struck to make it 2-1. The legend's twelve billionth Arsenal goal came from an unlikely source in the form of much-maligned Russian Andrei Arshavin, who sent in the cross for Henry to head home for a 91st minute winner. Sunderland couldn't mount an effective response, and the match ended 2-1 to Arsenal.

For more on the two teams, head over to Arsenal FC blog The Short Fuse and Sunderland blog Roker Report.

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